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Bug 112658 - rhn applet cannot connect to ftp-based yum repositories
rhn applet cannot connect to ftp-based yum repositories
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhn-applet (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
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Reported: 2003-12-26 13:05 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-09 13:09:39 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2003-12-26 13:05:44 EST
Description of problem:
When /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources is configured to use FTP URLs for yum
repositories, the rhn applet is unable to check for updates.  Instead,
the applet provides the following "Critical Information:"

The applet has been unable to access the following information sources
in its last attempts: fedora-core-1 @
ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/1/i386/os/, updates-released @

Also, the tooltip says there are no updates available.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Always (tested on 2 machines).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
2. Provide FTP yum repositories, and observe that the applet does not
3. Change the repositories to HTTP URLs, and the applet will work.
yum fedora-core-1 ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/1/i386/os/
yum updates-released ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/updates/1/i386/


yum fedora-core-1 http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/1/i386/os/
yum updates-released http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/updates/1/i386/

I'm not sure if it's supposed to support FTP repositories, but since
yum and up2date both do, I'll submit this as a bug and not an
enhancement request.  Also, I think it should display the "Error" icon
(gray question mark) instead of the blue "Everything is fine" icon
under these circumstances.
Comment 1 Christoph Wickert 2004-01-06 16:04:41 EST
Same here with:
yum fedora-core-1
yum updates-released
Server does not offer http.
Comment 2 Daniel Veillard 2004-01-09 13:09:39 EST
That should be fixed in version 2.1.5 I just released:


try it it worked for me,


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